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[Paper] Point Cloud Data Systems

26 January 2017

Jon Osborn, from the University of Tasmania, spoke at ForestTECH 2016 on alternative platforms and sensors for point cloud data. Two key questions:

  1. Is dense point cloud photogrammetry emerging as a practical source of useful data?
  2. What are the developing operational guidelines for resource foresters?

Jon outlined a number of preliminary conclusions from the study, including:

  • Airborne/UAV photogrammetry is capable of generating useful high-resolution canopy surfaces.
  • Canopy metrics extracted can correlate well with ALS-derived metrics.
  • TLS and terrestrial photogrammetry show promise for ground-based plot measurement.

View the full presentation and conclusions below:

Point Cloud Data: Alternative Platforms and Sensors
Jon Osborn, Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania

Click here to view the presentation.